“Will numbness and sciatica pain (pain that is radiated into the hip, leg, and foot) cause paralysis?”
“How can I recover from back pain and neck pain?”
“Do I need a surgery, if I have a herniated disc?”
Bangkok Spine Academy is a Center of Excellence providing holistic care of the back and neck according to an international standard. Bangkok Spine Academy aims to reduce unnecessary surgery in order to achieve maximum benefits for our patients. We are committed to customizing the best treatment for our individual patients.
Read more about how we take care of patients with lower back pain(Lower back pain clinical care pathway)
Bangkok Spine Academy provides new surgical techniques including DLIF/OLIF, ALIF, and Bone Morphogenic Proteins (BMP) for lumbar fusion surgery. BMP is a synthetic protein that stimulates bone formation (rhBMP-2). It has been used for lumbar interbody fusion since 2001 and now is widely used in spinal surgery.
Currently, Bangkok Spine Academy uses the latest minimally invasive spinal approach to surgery, known as O-Arm navigation. This technology allows the surgeon to have 3D real time imaging together with intraoperative monitoring (IOM) in order to prevent neurological damage during surgery.
Internationally, Bangkok Spine Academy is well regarded by surgeons as a center for exchanging knowledge and innovations in treatments and surgical techniques for treating pain in the neck and back.
In Thailand, the incidence of spinal disease is increasing as nowadays we spend more time on computer. This includes having ergonomic risk factors; awkward or sustained postures, forceful exertion or strain, contact pressure. Bangkok Spine Academy chooses what is best for our patients as our commitment is “Customized the Best Treatment for Individual Patient”. We provide holistic care with an international standard, aiming to reduce unnecessary surgery in order to achieve maximum benefits for patients.
Bangkok Spine Academy is a proven leader in spinal health care demonstrating the latest advances in neck and back pain management and all stages of spinal tumor. From diagnosis to treatment, our unique multidisciplinary team including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, oncologists, radiologists, and anesthesiologists provides seamlessly coordinated care resulting in patients returning to their active lifestyle quickly and safely.
Bangkok Spine Academy offers holistic treatment by multidisciplinary team. Doctors will investigate the cause of pain thoroughly by history taking, physical examination, x-ray, and MRI in order to ensure the most effective pain intervention including oral medications, resting, anti-inflammatory drug injection. These treatment options will be selected based on each patient’s condition and severity. By selecting an appropriate non-surgical treatment, the patient will not have to undergo unnecessary surgery. | Read more...
- Oral medications
- Occupational therapy
- Interventional spine and pain management
- Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, stentoplasty
- Anti-inflammatory drug injection and epidural steroid injection
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Because of less trauma to the muscles, soft tissues and bone structure (compared to open procedures), the potential benefits are better cosmetic results, less blood loss, less injury to normal structures in the spine, lower rate of infection, faster recovery and less rehabilitation requireMicrodisectomy (procedure to remove part of herniated disc to relieve pressure caused by compressed spinal cords and nerves)
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Cervical herniated disc surgery
- Spinal decompression surgery by microscopic laminectomy
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
- Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Open-TLIF)
- Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS-TLIF)
- Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) for patients with lumbar degenerative disease
- Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF) for the treatment of scoliosis and herniated disc (less damage to muscles, minimal blood loss, smaller incision, and faster recovery)
- Endoscopic discectomy
- Endoscopic decompression for the treatment of spinal canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis
- Spinal fusion surgery
Having lower back pain radiating to the leg does not always mean you have herniated disc. People with sacroiliac joint (SI Joint) dysfunction can experience similar pain. Therefore, proper diagnosis is crucial in order to identify the origin of the pain. A specialist can help diagnose your condition accurately and get you on the path for lasting relief.
Chronic back pain is a recurring condition that affects a person’s everyday life. Common conditions are herniated disc and spinal stenosis caused by deterioration due to aging. If the pain does not go away with conservative treatment, endoscopic discectomy, a kind of minimally invasive spine surgery, might be recommended.
Herniated disc is most often the result of heavy lifting, minor strain, or twist. The patient may experience pain in the lower back, radiating down the back of one leg. This affects patient’s everyday life. Microendoscopic discectomy is one of minimally invasive surgical treatment for this condition.
Back pain can be uncomfortable and debilitating. Most acute back pain gets better with a few weeks of home treatment. However, for many the pain does not go away for a long period and becomes chronic. This might be a result from herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Patients suffering from these conditions may be candidates for microscopic surgery.
Back and neck problems can affect your life in many ways and finding the underlying cause of your specific issue may not be an easy task. If back or neck pain is affecting your quality of life, it is time to seek medical attention. Bangkok spine academy focuses on providing high quality services and compassionate patient care. Our facility features state of the art equipment and the latest technology. Our doctors are dedicated to providing unique and innovative treatments enabling their patients to experience an improved quality of life.
The “gold standard” surgical treatment for herniated disc patients
A range of diagnostic procedures recommended by an experienced multidisciplinary team to identify the source of the pain and ensure more effective treatment.
Quick Recovery Don't wait until you get old to benefit from this treatment, as it can solve many problems
Microscopic lumbar discectomy: The “gold standard” surgical treatment for herniated disc patients
The following are frequently asked questions by patients who undergo spine surgery.
The following is an overview of types of back pain, as well treatment and prevention.
Herniated Disc is a serious condition for many people; however it can be treated given the right care. Today herniated disc is quite common, especially in city-dwellers the symptoms of which include pain radiating from the back down through the leg, calf, or back of foot.